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5 Republican goals if they win the Senate Nov. 4

or Democratic senators to filibuster -- GOP initiatives, painting Democrats as obstructionists.

US doctor exposed to Ebola virus admitted to NIH

An American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone was admitted Sunday to a hospital at the National Institutes of Health near the nation's capital.

Obama: 'Contradictory' Syria policy helps Assad

President Barack Obama on Sunday gave voice to the conundrum at the heart of his Syria policy, acknowledging that the U.S.-led military campaign against the Islamic State group and al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria is helping Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, a man the United Nations has accused of war crimes.

Obama: 'Contradictory' Syria policy helps Assad

President Barack Obama is acknowledging that the U.S.-led military campaign against the Islamic State group and al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria is helping Syrian President Bashar Assad.

For 1 New Jersey candidate, the issue is gold

Republican Jeff Bell spent three decades in Washington working on policy and wrote a book promoting all aspects of social conservatism. But so far his campaign for the U.S. Senate has centered on just one issue: returning the United States to the gold standard.

Holder: Mixed record on national security issues

Attorney General Eric Holder was just months into the job when he announced plans to prosecute the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and other alleged co-conspirators in a New York courtroom, rather than through the Guantanamo Bay military commission process.

GOP cautions that Senate control would have limits

How much difference will it make if Republicans win the Senate majority on Nov. 4, joining the GOP-run House against a Democratic White House?

Report: Service bungled White House shooting

A string of security lapses resulted in a four-day delay before the U.S. Secret Service realized that a man had fired a high-powered rifle at the White House in 2011, an incident that could have put President Barack Obama's daughters at risk, according to a Washington Post investigation.

Boehner: US may need ground troops vs. militants

House Speaker John Boehner says the United States may have "no choice" but to send American troops to fight Islamic State group militants if President Barack Obama's strategy fails to destroy the extremist group.

AP Interview: Browns unmoved by chief's apology

Instead of an apology from the police chief, the parents of Michael Brown told The Associated Press that they wanted the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who shot their unarmed 18-year-old son arrested and charged with murder and the police chief fired.

Obama says mistrust of police corroding America

The widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Missouri exists in too many other communities and is having a corrosive effect on the nation, particularly on its children, President Barack Obama says. He blames the feeling of wariness on persistent racial disparities in the administration of justice.

Obama: Mistrust of police corrodes America

President Barack Obama on Saturday said the widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Missouri, is corroding America, not just its black communities, and that the wariness flows from significant racial disparities in the administration of justice.

AP Interview: Browns unmoved by chief's apology

The parents of Michael Brown told The Associated Press on Saturday they were unmoved by the apology given by the Ferguson, Missouri, police chief weeks after their unarmed 18-year-old son was killed by a police officer.

Religious conservatives opposed to Hillary Clinton

Hillary Rodham Clinton is the one figure uniting religious conservatives frustrated by a leaderless Republican Party that's divided over foreign policy, immigration and social issues.

Trio of GOP prospects urge midterm turnout in Iowa

A trio of Republican presidential prospects implored conservatives Saturday to vote in November's midterm elections while doing their best to impress likely caucus goers should they compete for the GOP presidential nomination in a year and a half.

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